A-Z Blogging Challenge-H

Hi everyone! Please don’t tell Penny that today is supposed to be her day to post.  Today we are focusing on the letter H in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. To see more blogs participating in the A-Z hop, click here.

Today is more of a warning than a money saving tip. Most of you buy your flea and tick products from the veterinarian which is much safer.This is one area, I don’t recommend cutting costs Some still buy products over the counter at places like Walmart. One of the big brands is Hartz, and I am warning you to not buy those products. I have read many horror stories about cats getting burns and even dying after these products were applied. Here is a reputable link for you to read more about it.Click here

Trouble wanted to try a different hat/ears. We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

We also want to wish our friend Marg of Marg’s Animals a very Happy Birthday!!!


  1. My human will never, ever use a Hartz product on any of us, EVER. She has known about them for years.

  2. Thanks for the warnings………..we’ve heard too many horror stories about these products so we hope people will listen! As for Trouble’s new Easter hat – we approve………we think Trouble has the best expressions EVER!

    Hugs, Teddy

  3. Ellen,

    I don’t know anything about pet products since we do not have any animals but this is interesting to know and I hope others take heed to what you suggest. Happy a2zing!

    Catch my latest art sketch in this month’s A2Z Challenge. My theme is The Little Mermaid and today’s feature is H is for ‘HAMMERHEAD’ shark!

  4. I think just this once Penny will be understanding. I absolutely DESPISE Hartz products. They’ve been infamous for their danger for decades. I never used anything but vet prescribed flea meds, when the need arose. Since all mine have been strictly indoors, fleas were a minimal issue and the few times meds were needed, it was for a month or two.

  5. That’s a VERY usual bit of advice as its coming in to tick and flea season here
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. This is great of you to share. Why are they allowed to still sell that garbage? Hartz has been around for a long time, used to be so well-known for pet products. They should be leading the way in making safer products. It’s really sad….and scary for those that don’t know.

    1. I don’t know why they can still sell it. They should not be able to.

  7. I only purchased things like this from the vet. I was always afraid of getting something bad. I’m happy nothing ever happened with buying these kinds of things from the vet.

    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Marg,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  8. I 100% agree about the flea and tick stuff from the Vet. That is where I always got Angel Madi’s in fact all her meds came from the vet. Because if something went wrong and it didn’t come from the vet ….it could have been very serious.
    Happy Bday to Marg
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. trouble ewe bee lookin awesum in yur hat; & penny we iz pozed ta say de shop vac said ~ Omertà ……. ~~~~~

    🙂 ♥♥

  10. This is a very important post! Our younger cat (our beautiful female calico) that we adopted last January from the local shelter almost died from being treated with flea and tick medication incorrectly by her previous owners. She was just a kitten at the time and she (along with some other kittens from the same household) went into seizures after they were treated. That medication almost killed her. Her previous family left her at the vets and thankfully the vet decided for whatever reason to give her a chance at life. That sweet calico made it through that near death experience and was then put up for adoption at the local SPCA where we were fortunate enough to cross paths with her. She is the sweetest, most wonderful cat and we are blessed to have her. I am so grateful to the vet (we don’t know which one it was because we’re not allowed to) who decided she was worth saving when she could easily have been put down. So I beg everyone to please be careful where you buy these types of treatments, what kind you use and how much you apply. They can be very toxic!

  11. That is very good advice. I always bought my products from either my own vet or the same products from the online veterinary supplies that they recommended. I love that look on Trouble’s face.
    Happy birthday to Marg!

  12. Good advice. We are lucky that we have never been treated for fleas, but our mom knows to never buy stuff like that from a store. Our vet also warned her about that. Love the hat, Trouble!

  13. My foster son, Red-headed Alec, has a sister, and i paid to take her cat to the vet after she used the Hartz flea stuff. That was the cat that survived, the other one had died in the night. The whole thing was awful, and i absolutely do not recommend Hartz.

    In fact, the only bottle kittens i’ve ever lost to blood sugar problems were started on Hartz formula before i got them.

    Trouble looks wonderful in a chapeau.

  14. Nope! Never! Over the counter is verboten.
    And We are wishing Marg Happy Birthday a little late.

  15. Very true. I don’t buy from our vet since they don’t carry the seresto flea collars. One of mine is deadly allergic to regular flea meds so no one can go on them. The collars are pricey but amazing.

  16. Good advice. I’ve had good experiences with Pet Armor Plus with dogs. I’ve never put flea/tick preventative on cats as mine don’t venture outside. I found a tick on ME today so maybe I need some too! xoxo

  17. This is a purrfect tip for H! I have been hearing and reading so many horror stories related to certain flea and tick medications, and so you are so right that it really is best to stick to the brands that veterinarians trust and sell. This is still a money-saving tip, though, I believe. Using good, trusted brands of these medications can save people a lot of vet costs related to emergencies caused by the lesser known, more dangerous brands.

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